Here I am, a month after my last post, once again furious at another News Corporation article aimed at the lowly uneducated masses of Australia. What a sensationalist headline. It’s a thing of beauty actually. “Men controlling women”. That’s enough to get the blood boiling.
In fact, the article is so biased, I’m pretty sure it’s goes against the Newscorp Editorial Code of Conduct:
See that keyword? IMPARTIALLY. Evidently the journalist has no idea what that even means.
How horribly one sided this whole article is. It just reeks of man-hating bullshit that serves only to portray the act of domestic violence as being gender specific to men only. That men beat women and that women are always the victim. The pink brigade will have you believe this is the way of the land, that women can do no wrong. But how correct is that? Is it very well possible that perhaps, both men and women are capable of the exact same depravities? That women can be just as evil as men?!?
The fact of the matter is that women are just as capable of domestic violence as men. Be it woman-on-man violence or woman-on-woman violence, the ability to discount the fact that women can be violent, both physically and emotionally, and they can seemingly get away with it too. Just watch this video on such reactions to see for yourself. Where everybody suspects that the man deserved it. If I beat my wife, NOBODY, would snigger at it and claim that “she deserved it”, yet the video shows how prevalent acceptance of women-on-man violence really is.
So let’s dissect parts of this article to present some proper critical feedback to it:
“Director of the Gold Coast Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Amy Compton-Keen said male perpetrators of domestic violence were known to take out orders against women as a means of control.”
This is not native to men. It’s a well known fact that a common tactic for women is to claim false allegations of abuse either against themselves or their kids. Divorce lawyers inform their male clients to prepare for it, and to obtain parenting statements. While almost always untrue, judges choose to err on the side of caution. They do not want to be the one judge that questions it and something actually does happen. The result of this? Fathers unable to see their kids for a minimum of one month, and even after that, permanent supervised visits, despite the fact that no charges were ever laid.
“It’s about them trying to get in first and, from our experience working with women, if the man has a good story he is more often believed,” she said.
Because it’s always about the story, isn’t it. By that very logic, does that also discount the woman should she spin a good story? If she’s the first one to come to court with a sob story, then surely she must be the one that’s often believed, even though she’s lying, right?
“Ms Compton-Keen said women subject to orders against them had often lashed out after sustained abuse.”
Ahh yes. The good ol’ “I’m violent because he/she is violent” response. You could argue that the fact that the woman lashed out because of “sustained abuse” is evidence enough that the protective order is more than warranted. Especially if there is a lack of evidence to it. Given how easily they are awarded to women, this is more than enough for it to be taken out against them. And finally;
“While it has always been an issue, people now feel like they are going to be taken seriously by authorities,” Mr Scott said.
BANG. Domestic violence is, and always has been, an issue with women as well. Men who brought it up in the past were regarded as weak and not manly. Their “man-credentials” questioned and joked about. But it has now become more acceptable for men to open up about their feelings. All of a sudden, men are finding other men in the same position as them. In relationships where their wives are abusive. Now that they feel open enough to bring it up, and the judicial system is becoming more acceptable of the issue, women in these situations are finding themselves on the back-foot, desperate to ensure that people believe that they could never do what men do.
Woman-on-male domestic violence is on the rise in Australia. To not think that men can be victims just goes to show how ingrained it is in peoples minds and as a result, buy in to the crap that this article spews. To the journalist’s credit, she does mention that there are genuine cases of domestic violence but immediately goes on to dismiss it because violence against women, as opposed to both genders, is worse.
The NSW police said it best. NEVER think you know the full story.